Welcome to the web site of the Parish of Essendine, a village of some 365 people on the eastern edge of Rutland. The Parish forms part of the Ryhall and Casterton Ward of Rutland County Council and is represented on the County Council by two County Councillors, Richard Coleman and David Wilby.

The Parish Council consists of a Chairman and five Councillors who meet in Essendine Village Hall. The date and the agenda for the meeting is posted on the notice board and on the meetings calendar on this web site 3 clear days before the meeting date.

As an elected body we are responsible to you, the people we represent. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Look in the Meetings Calendar to find dates for our public meetings.

Where do we get our money from?

Each year a sum of money called a 'precept' is collected through your council tax. This money is used by the Parish Council to improve facilities and services for local people.

Other details

If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

During the current COVID19 outbreak the Parish Council will be using the website to communicate information to Essendine residents and the site will be updated. Please keep an eye on the News Page where up-to-date information will be posted. Please note only the three latest items of news appear on this Home Page.

Please take particular note of details concerning the Community Volunteer Scheme for collecting shopping and medicines for residents unable to leave their homes.

Latest News

UPDATE: A1(M) junction 6 to 8

UPDATE: A1(M) junction 6 to 8

Further to our previous emails below, I am writing with a further update on the lighting work being carried out between the above locations.

Although work continues to progress, some further unforeseen issues have occurred meaning that some of our previously planned closures could not take place. As a result, we now expect this work to be completed by Tuesday 20 July, subject to weather conditions. More »

Closures and diversions

We hope to avoid the need to close the A1000 and A602 by carrying out further extensive cleaning of the existing ducting to enable us to reuse it. If this is not the case, we will require these closures later in the programme and we will inform you if this is necessary.

Where possible, we will use lane closures to minimise disruption.


Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.

Find out more

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/ to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Yours faithfully

Christina Stevens - Senior Administrator

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